KasparovChess Online Selects InterWise to Power Virtual Chess University Leading Live eLearning Software Used to Discover the Next Bobby Fischer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. July 31, 2000
InterWise®, Inc., the global leader of business-to-business live eLearning software, services and communications, today announced that KasparovChess Online, Inc. has deployed InterWise Millennium™ 3.0 software platform within the company’s KasparovChess University (KCU) subsite to provide the most advanced eLearning
environment for chess players worldwide.
Online chose InterWise’s advanced eLearning technology to help amateurs and
aspiring Grand Masters enrich their knowledge and skills through direct access
and contact with other players-including our own Grand Masters-live,” said Shy
Rahav with Special Projects at KasparovChess.com. “At the same time, InterWise
technology is facilitating the cultivation of the next generation of Grand Masters
through our annual online World School Chess Championship, which represents
the largest online sports competition involving thousands of schools around
Online, Inc., the leading destination site for chess players worldwide, is dedicated
to sharing the game’s international popularity through comprehensive access
to chess education, interaction and instruction. KasparovChess University (KCU)
will use InterWise Millennium to offer free chess lessons prepared by Kasparov’s
own stable of 20 Grand Masters.
will also act as the delivery vehicle when KasparovChess Online sponsors an
international training program for a handful of prodigies, ages 10 to 16, to
follow in the footsteps of World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer. The series will
help train the most promising young players with the greatest potential of becoming
a world champion. It begins with six cadets, including four who are already
world-renowned superstars, participating in online lectures, simultaneous games
and personal training.
excited about removing geographic barriers and linking together the finest minds
of the chess world, from New York to Moscow,” said Zvi Frank, president of InterWise.
“KasparovChess Online connects enthusiasts of all skill levels to chess’ finest
think tank, providing training and expertise that is second to none.”
Founded Founded by World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, KasparovChess Online,
Inc. is headquartered in New York City’s Silicon Alley with international offices
in Israel, London and Moscow. The company’s web site, located at www.kasparovchess.com,
is the leading destination site for chess enthusiasts. KasparovChess is dedicated
to furthering the international popularity of chess by providing the most comprehensive
access to the game through education, interaction and instruction. For more
information, contact the NY office at 212.269.2400.
Founded in 1994 in Tel Aviv, InterWise, the market leader in business-to-business
live eLearning, provides businesses with a superior platform for fee-based training
and collaboration over the Internet. The home of the B2B4Fee business model
enables the rapid development and delivery of tailor-made eLearning to customers,
partners, suppliers and employees in either live classroom or “instant” self-paced
formats. Having the capacity to scale worldwide over any connection equal to
or greater than 28.8Kbps, the award-winning InterWise Millennium is a proven,
cost-effective means of training any audience quickly and effectively. With
international headquarters in Santa Clara, California, InterWise maintains 13
offices in nine countries around the world including Israel, Japan and Switzerland.
InterWise is a registered trademark of InterWise Ltd., and InterWise Millennium,
“Driving the knowledge economy” and the InterWise logo are trademarks of InterWise,
Inc. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or
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